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I have this day received a bundle of Fruit Trees from Lancaster for you which I shall forward by one of the Stages tomorrow morning. They are well secured and have arrived here without any injury whatever and I flatter myself you will receive them in like good order at W City.—The Driver of the Stage will be directed to leave them at your Home as he passes through W City, but in case he should...
I enclose a representation from the sureties of Mr Bloodworth collector of Wilmington, in which they state that having actually inspected his accounts, it appeared that he was very considerably in arrears, and had been in the habit of using or allowing to be used the monies of the United States & that he had with the said monies purchased land & negroes. They add that they have reason to...
 I have paid from this office the following Sums, on account of the Roads from Nashville to Natchez and from Athens to the boundary line of the U.S. as run by Ellicott. 1st. To Thomas Wright for Exploring and Laying out the road on the Nashville Route $425 .87½ 2nd. For Exploring and laying out the Route from Fort Stoddert to Lake Ponchertrain }
The inclosed has just now been put into my hands. one reason, namely, the people of the district haveing no constitutional organ of communikation with the Executive has induced me to lay it before you The writer Mr Summers is an inteligent and sincere republican attached to the Administration. he is a man highly esteemed by your obedient Hble Servt DNA : RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and...
I mentioned to you last evening I thought Mr Richard Cocke of Washington County, (My Neighbour) woud answer almost any appointment you might think proper to confer on him, If a Commissioner for upper Louisana is Wanting, a Judge of any of the Territories, a Director of the Land Sales at Jeffersonville. I do not hesitate to say he woud Give satisfaction, Mr. Cocke is a firm & stanch Republican...
I enclose a letter from the collector of Baltimore to Mr Duval respecting the Statues. It appears that the duties are only 115.50; the other 45.64 being for freight & storage. If Mr Franzoni will appoint an appraiser, a new valuation make take place in order to re-ascertain the duties; but no time should be lost, as the sale is advertised for the 12th inst. Respectfully, Your obedt. Servt. DLC...
Permit an obscure individual to present a copy of the alphabetically arranged Catalogue of Graduate’s at Harvard College to the Chief Magistrate of the nation. An idea, that an alphabetical arrangement of the names of those, who have received the honors of this antient university, would be of general utility to the sons of science, and to those especially, who were more immediately interested,...
The peculiar situation in which I am place’d, renders any apology unnecessary. The honor and reputation of a Soldier are his only shield —In pursuance of what I deem my indispensible duty—a duty which I owe’d my Country & myself—I procured the arrest of Lieutenant Smoot, on certain Charges & Specifications, whether owing to the want of credibility in the witnesses, or from some other cause...
I do myself the pleasure of presenting to you, thro’ the Medium of Doctr Mitchell of New York, the first Volume of Flora Caroliniensis—It is not alone from the regard I have to you as Our beloved Chief Magistrate that induced me to send it; But because you are not only an Advocate for, but a Promoter and encourager of American Arts and Sciences that I am more immediately induced to forward...
If the Letters, which I took the liberty lately to request your attention to, are not forwarded to Italy, I beg you will return them to me; as I have just heard a report that the Mercht., to whom the Bills are made payable, has failed. I therefore deem it prudent, if not too late, to have them altered by the drawer. With high respect I am your most obedt. Servt. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I fear your mind has been affected by a conversation yesterday with Mr R. who observed he was indifferent to live—He says he was impressed with shame for having left you—but if he lives he will make amends to you & his family, by his encreased love for both—I have quieted his mind. ViU .
The publications against Gideon Granger have excited the indignation of the Republican party to a high degree. To keep such a man in Office, is harbouring a Viper in your own Bosom, is the sentiment of all.—His discharge from that important Office is sincerely wished for. We admit, that it is not pleasant, to dismiss men from Office, and that it should be cautiously done; but, Sir, forbearance...
Agreeably to thy request I have endeavoured from such data as I could collect without actual measurment on the ground, to ascertain the expense of continuing the Canal from the Locks at the little Falls to the Navy-Yard in the City of Washington, for the purpose of Boat-Navigation; confining my calculations to the work itself, without taking into the account the cost of the Land over which it...
Il y a quelques jours, que le Representant du Canton d’Opelousas Nouvellement elû— Un Americain, un Ami de Workmann, un Advocat, un homme sans Moralitè et sans proprietè—a proposè a la Chambre des Representans a un Comitè secret, d’adresser au Congress une petition tendante a obtenir la punition Criminelle du Gen. Wilkinson— Cette proposition a etè—appuyeè par l’Orateur Watkins, adoptee, et...
I have just received your Original Letter, of the 3d. of January, and Sincerely congratulate you on the Arrest of Burr, though I fear from the route by which he has been Sent, that you Will never find him at Washington. The popular feelings, His extreme art and desperation conspire to favor his escape. Mr. Gaines has certainly done for the best, but I should have prefered to Send him by Sea....
Jno Hamilton Recevd the presidents Donation for Jefferson Collage, for which be pleased Sir, to Accept the grateful Acknoledgment of the board of trustees— DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
The Pamphlet you will receive with this note, will, I presume, throw some light on the nature of my friend Randolph’s indisposition. With this view I send it to you, and remain Sr. Yours respectfully MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I had the honor of receiving your letters dated 24th. Ulto—I delayd answering for a short time in expectation of desiring some information on refering to the Correspondence of my Agents respecting the Mammoth bones at the Great bone Lick— I am glad the Philosophical Society have made considerable progress in connecting a skeleton of that wonderfull animal and I fondly hope Capt. Clark will be...
I have the Honour, pursuant to a Resolution of the General Assembly, of transmitting to you the inclosed address, and of being, with sentiments of perfect respect, Your obt. and very humble Servt. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Please to accept my Sincere thanks for your kind communication of Feby. 25 last. I assure you that I sincerely regret the part I have taken in proposing an appointment which was contrary to a principle that seems so very correct. I confidently hope that he will give you satisfaction for he appears to have excited very unusual sensations of concern in the minds of many of our mathematical...
It is of importance that every material fact relative, to the late conspiracy against the constitution and laws of the United States should be accurately ascertained. This is essentially necessary for the purposes of public justice. I take the liberty therefore of enclosing you, by the directions of the President, a copy of interrogatories calculated for the examination of those persons within...
This will be handed you by my friend the Revnd. Gideon Blackburn, who I apprehend has been fortunate enough at length to fall upon the plan which bids fair eventually to civelize the cherokee nation of Indians, and place them in a distinguishing rank amongst polished nations—His exertions are likely to act as a mainspring to the benevolent plan long pursued by the Executive of the United...
I transmit this by a Vessel bound to Baltimore, to cover a duplicate of my letter of the 26th. Ulto. and to trespass some further details on your patience. The enclosed Extract of a letter from S. Dinsmore, will apprize you of the State of things at Natchez, and particularly the Situation of Blennerhassett, Tyler, Ralston and Floyd. Should these men be left to the Mummery of a trial, before a...
I am now with Mr Randolph & have just read your letter, he would come over to day, but the state of the weather, & the return of his fever seem to decide in favor of Tomorrow; I will give Joseph verbally such directions about bringing the carriage as may be necessary—I think it particularly necessary that Mr. R. should remove to your house, his disease has originated in the state of his mind,...
I prevailed upon Mr. Randolph to lose some blood—a remedy he resisted till the last Evening—his fever in Consequence, has abated to day, & I hope the operation of some Cream of Tartar, will remove some uneasiness in his Stomach & Bowels, which has served to keep up his fever.—he is however still affected by very general febrile symptoms, which probably will not quit him intirely for some...
My Ambassador, Soliman Mellimelle who, on the middle of december last, 1806, arrived here safely from those your happy States, has faithfully remitted me Your always approved and Answerable letter of the 20th of June preceding, to his care and diligence having been trusted.— A short time afterwards, that is to say, on the 12th January, likewise arrived from Algiers, the well worthy and always...
Il mio Ambasciatore Soliman Mellimelle, che alla metà del passato mese de Decembre 1806 gionse qui in salvo, di ritarno da Codetti vostri felicissimi Stati, me remisse fedelemento la sempre gradita e responsiva lettera delli venti di Giugno precedente, alla di lui cara e diligenza stata affidato.— Poco tempo dopo, cioè alli 12 di Gennajo, gionse parimento d’Algieri, il ben degno e sempre...
Je profite avec le plus vif empressement de l’occasion que m’offre Mr de Boucherie pour vous prier de me faire l’honneur d’accepter un exemplaire de la seconde edition de mon ouvrage— Je me flatte que vous approuverez les nouveaux apperçus que j’ai donnés dans le discours Préliminaire au sujet de la marche de l’esprit humain en apprenant la langue maternelle. C’est en rendant la méthode plus...
I have referred the Marble Statue case to the Comptroller who will write to the Collector. Whether the duties can now be legally reduced I do not know. The former San Domingo act expires to morrow. I wrote to the collectors that the continuing act would certainly be a law before that day. It is therefore important that it should be signed to day. Respectfully Your obedt. Servt DLC : Papers of...
1) Le General Wilkinson n’ayant, apres avoir par ses mesures deconcertè les plans de Mr. Burr, plus besoin de Moi, m’a—sur mes sollicitations reitereès—accordè mon Congè, de maniere, qu’enfin je parts pour N—s. 2) Le sejour, que j’ai fait de çette maniere ici—tres genant pour ma bourse, puisqu’il me coute ⅔ de mon salaire annuel—a, outre le service, que je me flatte d’avoir rendu a l’armeè,...